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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
to percade hamid karzai to sign. keeping u.s. military troops past 2014. after a second day of talks, paul joins us. >> n.a.t.o. officials meet with afghan's foreign minister. could we be closer to a signature. >> i think the principal you have to think of when you talk about these meetings, is like an apple press. you tighten the pressure in the hope that the juice flows. there's a blockage in the pipeline. it is hamid karzai. he's not willing to sign the bilateral agreement. even john kerry will not speculate as to why he will not sign it. hamid karzai at the moment says no. susan rice went to kabul, he said no. as john kerry says on tuesday here in brussels, there are some 50 nations who are part of the effort to stablilize afghanistan. they have budgetary cycles, planning cycles, and you don't turn off military cycles like this. there has to be planning involved. n.a.t.o. says it needs the signature before the end of the year. n.a.t.o. officials said any signature will do. hamid karzai says he will not sign it until next year. could it strain relations with president hamid karzai. >> i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
killed dozens of civilians. >> the security deal with the united states is in jeopardy if hamid karzai doesn't sign. that's the message. an n.a.t.o. summit is being attended in brussels. paul brennan is there for us. why can't n.a.t.o. wait for a signature until after the april elections as hamid karzai wants? >> basically because n.a.t.o. says it would be too late to do that. they need a degree of certainty. they are pressing on hamid karzai to sign the agreement because he has agreed to it in principal with talks with secretary of state john kerry. there are budgetary cycles, planning cycles. you can't switch on and off military trainers. they need a degree of certainty for this to happen. if we don't get the signature on that the zero option will have to be on the table and that is an option where the troops will have to be pulled out. it's an option at this point, nout one they are afraid of threatening, if hamid karzai does not sign the agreement. john kerry described it as needing the best transition possible. and in order to do that they need months of transitioning. it's not go
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
can. >>> afghan president hamid karzai says he will not allow anyone in his government to sign a new security pact with the united states. karzai was reacting to secretary of state john kerry's statement that afghanistan's defense minister could sign it instead. karzai is so far refusing to agree to a new troop arrangement with the u.s. >>> ukraine's prime minister is accusing political opponents of provoking violence in the aftermath of a major policy switch. thousands have protested since the government backed out of an economic pact with the european union in favor of closer relations with russia. some of the demonstrators have been beaten and arrested. >>> vice president joe biden was in beijing today meeting with china's new president amid a ratcheting up of tensions in the region that has seen not only the usual inflammatory words but even the deployment of u.s. warplanes. chief washington correspondent james rosen brings us that story. >> reporter: in five and a half hours of talks that u.s. officials said were marked by casual candor, the chinese president said their two coun
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
not all preferred option. president karzai says he will now leave it to his successor to decide on a peace agreement of the national elections in april. over the weekend president karzai accused washington of holding back the supplies from afghan security forces in a bid to cut were saving to signing the peace agreement. an allegation that you add projects. with the slate of afghanistan still up in the end john kerry next heads to moldova. instead of the long anticipated visit to ukraine which has rejected a key partnership agreement with the european union and the perceived pressure from russia. the move is being seen as a clear snub to kiev stoking concerns about rising tension is reminiscent of old cold war rivalries many groups were relegated to the pops. or don't carry it on his way to moldova as we speak but he did attend a special meeting this morning between nature and russia where they touched on contentious issues such as syria as well as europe's missile defence shield. i also tried to defuse some of the tensions which have risen very high all blake. by looking at areas of poten
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
and not necessarily by the karzai the security pact will allow all thousands of coalition troops to stay in the country after twenty fourteen. rice's his comments followed talks with two afghan envoys at nato's brussels headquarters of an afghan foreign ministry spokesman says it's not it's for karzai to determine whether the bilateral security agreement will be signed between the two nations. any presidential war minister elect. it's something that. it is. within the authority of the president of afghanistan and the afghan government win. take action based on discrimination to the present and to make this trip back so in other words it's up to the president of pants. to determine where there. a security agreement will be signed at a presidential level four. the difference between the two governments nearly a month after super typhoon ions focus of the philippines the death toll was still rising. he has soared to over fifty seven hundred. but even as the country is to counting the day and the capacity of hospitals to address all issues is also becoming a major concern. cctv is by readin
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30am PST
president karzai he said he'd leave it to whoever came into office often enough that next year's elections in april. really up setting the apple cart because the entire first millet re process in afghanistan resides at home. this agreement being put into place at the moment as you mentioned of all major u s forces. involving combat operations even if it's not in direct combat. perhaps giving things like this support afghan forces that will wrap up by this time next year that i want to leave a strong presence in its place a training mission of assistance mission he could come with about eight billion us dollars but it needs to have this agreement in place only this what they really trying to nail through this meeting but it is breaking but brings mentioned clearly present cause by the afghan president he's thinking of his legacy he wants to be seen as a strong leader who was not a use trying to send a message. but nato in the us looking at the security system. there's security setup on the ground in afghanistan and they see as still being full of vulnerabilities and weaknesses. they believ
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
karzai said he would not sign it until after elections next year. >> protesters in ukraine returned to the streets in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. the meeting sparked fears an economic deal may be reached and russia, furthering the distance with the european union. >> there are reports that the ukrainian leader viktor ych signed a deal with russia securing, according to reports, $17 billion worth of aid. you -- ukraine, of course, needs the money to pay its creditors. the country's reserves are running live. it's in dire economic circumstances. these reports about the deal with russia are unconfirmed. of course they spread more anger amongst the demonstrators here in independent square in central kiev because, of course, they want ukraine to go towards the european union and it was failure to sign a deal with the e.u. that prompted all the protests. and on sunday they are planning the big one. they want to repeat the kind of successful mobilisation that they had last weekend here, and they desperately need to keep this momentum going, because they
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
with afghan president hamid karzai last month. they want to postpone until after afghan elections in april >> president obama is launching a new effort to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. congressional democrats and other groups are part of this campaign. you can expect tweets, news conferences and other events over the next three weeks that show how the new law is already helping americans. december 23rd is the deadline for enrolling in a plan that starts january 1st. >>> the next three weeks we should know if this is a turning point for the president and not just a signature health care long. deputy political editor joins us with a look ahead. the white house is is not portraying this as mission accomplished yesterday. >> they're careful not to portray it as mission accomplished. what happens if there are other problems that come up for people. not to mention still folks are getting error messages and you have insurers about data on the back end of the site. >> the president is wanting to make this a turning point not just for health care act but so he can move to other t
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
visit comes as afghan president hamid karzai refuses to sign a deal that would allow u.s. troops to stay in the country past 2014. the u.s. says they want a deal signed by the end of the month. hagel has no plans to meet with karzai on his trip. his office says he is in the country to thank troops for their service. >>> and now, you are about to look at live pictures from johannesburg, south africa, where visitors from all over the world continue to mourn the loss of nelson mandela. memorial plans are under way. it could be the largest service the world has ever seen. president obama will travel to south africa for the memorial along with presidents bush and clinton. they will be joined by other world figures like the pope and celebrities including bill gates and oprah. the public service will be held on tuesday. mandela's body will lie in state for three days. after that his body will be flown to his home village for a private burial. >>> a new battle in the war on christmas. now congress looking to tax your christmas free. your christmas tree. they want to tack on 15 cents per tree. th
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